Wednesday, April 19, 2006


The Divisional Headquarters had no record of the policeman because unfortunately there are over 1000 officers in the division and the woman only had his surname. She did not have his number as well. She did not have the name of the other officer he was with, except to say the other man was skinny and tall whereas the officer who spoke to her was quite short. The operator was helpful but said that it would be very difficult to find out whom the woman was referring to. I asked about squad cars that have been dispatched but she said they send out 10 an hour.

In the end, I asked which police post would respond to a complaint from this particular area, and she gave me the name of the nearest Police Post. There is a sergeant there with the same surname but he's not working till Friday. I'll call back then and try and speak to him.

This goes to show again the importance of trying to get as much detail as possible. It's really hard to try and track down the person in question if you don't have all this information and then it's going to be difficult to speak to the person involved. Do remember to try and get all the necessary information if you can. The operator for example asked me why the caregiver didn't get the officer's full name and number - she said it would have been able to track the officer down.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

i think u shld put an announcement in that FEEDING is not illegal, and put that in the flyers as well.. think SM Goh commented on that issue and said that feeding is not illegal per se, unless one litters.
i think we shld educate the public about this, starting with the dear mr policeman!
shouldn't he know the law anyway? -auntie tom

19/4/06 6:38 PM  
Blogger Dawn said...

We have a Responsible Feeding brochure - and we gave it to the police too. The higher ups agree that feeding is not illegal- but it's just not trickled down to the police at the station.

19/4/06 6:44 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

oh that is good to hear. i guess whenever volunteers go round and see people feeding and stuff, they should assure pple that it is perfectly legal.. too many poor aunties out there will be scared out of thier wits when faced with dear mr policemen threatening to charge them with illegal feeding. - auntie tom

19/4/06 6:51 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Can the policeman be charged with wrongful "threat"?

20/4/06 3:07 PM  
Blogger Dawn said...

Well let's see what he says once I can get hold of him.

20/4/06 3:15 PM  

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